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PROPOSALS FOR PILOT SCHEME ON DISCLOSURE

His Honour Judge Pelling QC, Specialist Chancery Judge has asked that we let members know about some significant proposals to reform the current rules on disclosure for cases proceeding in the Business and Property Courts. In May 2016, the previous Chancellor of the High Court, Sir Terence Etherton, now the Master of the Rolls, established […]

 

Closing your practice: regulatory requirements

This practice note outlines the regulatory requirements to consider when closing your practice. There are numerous actions that need to be taken when closing a firm and doing so will require forward planning. The process for closing a practice differs depending on whether there is a successor practice in place. Read more For further information about […]

 

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal is reviewing its Standard of Proof – your views are needed!

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) adjudicates on alleged serious breaches of the rules and regulations applicable to solicitors and their firms. It acts as both a first instance decision maker and considers appeals of decisions made by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Its powers include the ability to impose a fine, order a suspension from practice […]

 

Launch of TLS Legally Disabled project

September 2017 marked the launch of an exciting new research project, “Legally Disabled? The career experiences of disabled people in the legal profession in England & Wales: developing future strategies.” We would like your views, initial dates for focus groups are below, there will also be a virtual group for those who cannot attend in […]

 

MANCHESTER LAW SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Calling all Manchester Law Society Members Your attendance is requested at the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Manchester Law Society, to be held at the offices of Mills & Reeve LLP, 8th Floor, 1 New York Street, Manchester, M1 4AD on Monday 4th December, 2017 at 17.00pm PROMPT. Apologies Minutes – Annual General […]

 

COUNTY COURT MONEY CLAIMS CENTRE (ccmcc)

Details of processing and reply times for work at the County Court Money Claims Centre (Salford) and the County Court Business Centre (Northampton) can now be found at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/hmcts-civil-business-centres-performance-information The information will be updated every Monday. The website aims to manage expectations so that firms can better advise their clients and control their diaries.  

 

HMCTS Courts and Tribunals modernisation meeting

All members of the profession are invited to a series of events, being arranged by HMCTS, specifically focused on the legal profession HMCTS are particularly keen  to hear your views and ideas on the future modernisation of our courts and tribunals. As you may know they are reforming our justice system. Susan Acland-Hoo, CEO of […]

 

Black Solicitors Network – Judicial Career Workshop – Wednesday 15 November 2017

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CALLING ALL DEFENCE PRACTITIONERS WITH A CRIME CONTRACT – read the latest updates from HMCTS

In the Know- October 2017 Edition Video Link Hearings Work is currently taking place to install video link equipment in additional court rooms. These rooms are 6, 9, 15 and 17. Once the equipment is installed and tested we will move to having the video link hearings in court 15. It is hoped that with […]

 

CALLING ALL CLAIMANT PERSONAL INJURY SOLICITORS

Access to Justice (A2J), which is leading the claimant sector’s campaign to oppose the government’s proposals for personal injury reform, is holding a conference on Friday, 10 November at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport. Registration is at 1.30pm and the conference will close at 3.45pm. Law Commissioner and chair of the Insurance Fraud Taskforce […]